Pamphlet urging women to boycott West Indian sugar.

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APPEAL

TO THE

HEARTS AND CONSCIENCES

OF

BRITISH WOMEN

"Hope long deferred of Parliamentary redress, has made the heart of

humanity 'sick'- she turns to private benevolence; she stretches her imploring

hands in behalf of the 800,000 outcasts from legal protection and justice, to

sensitive, tender-hearted woman".

 

LEICESTER:

PRINTED AND SOLD BY A.COCKSHAW, HIGH-STREET;

SOLD ALSO BY

HATCHARD & SON, 187 PICCADILLY, LONDON

AND HUDSON, BIRMINGHAM.

1828.

PRICE THREEPENCE

 

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By THE SIMPLE SUB-

STITUTION OF EAST FOR WEST INDIA SUGAR, THE SLAVE-

OWNERS THEMSELVES CONFESS THAT SLAVERY MAY BE

ANNIHILATED. To effect its annihilation by this simple

means, to whom can we appeal with such propriety as to our

enlightened and patriotic countrywomen? In the domestic

department they are the chief controlers; they, for the most

part, provide the articles of family consumption; instead of

purchasing that luxury, the cultivation of which constitutes at

once the chief profits and oppressions of slavery, they can

substitute that which is the genuine produce of free labour, and

by so doing become a blessing to existing and unborn millions.

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By the simple

 substitution of East for West India sugar, they may save their

impoverished country the annual tax of THREE MILLIONS now

paid in the direct support of slavery; they may save the annual

sacrifice of more than two thousand lives of British soldiers

in the ignoble enterprise of maintaining a system abhorrent

to British Law and British feeling.

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